What is worse, a kidney stone or the stent the doctor places in the ureter for several weeks after removing the stone?
I think the stone is usually worse, but there have been times I am not sure if the cure is not worse than the stone. Stents have caused me cramping and pain and a lot of blood in my urine. I have had a stent for almost two weeks and will not have it removed for two more weeks. This time it seems to be in a good position. I do have some pain, but no bleeding or cramping. I only needed pain medicine once yesterday and none today so far.